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Never fear, a moral expert is here

Never fear, a moral expert is here

Can I read the diaries of my deceased daughter? Can I tell a friend's family that they have a drug problem, even if they have asked me to keep it quiet? Many people are confronted with tricky moral decision-making situations in the course of their lives and seek the advice of friends, family members, or even experts. But is there such a thing as moral expertise? At the interface between social psychology and philosophy, this article deals with the question... / more

Climate Stress in Everyday Life: How Can We Support Children?

Climate Stress in Everyday Life: How Can We Support Children?

The climate crisis leads to significant changes in nature and ultimately in our society challenging all of us. Children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable in their mental processing, as well as physically, due to their socially dependent position. How can we support them in dealing with this major challenge in their lives? We present current scientific findings related to the lives of young people. How can we support children in coping with climate stress? A team of psychologists explains. / more

Tilting at windmills: How conspiracy theories hinder climate action and what to do about it

Tilting at windmills: How conspiracy theories hinder climate action and what to do about it

Conspiracy theories about climate change are common. People who believe in them show less climate-friendly attitudes and behaviors. But there are ways to reduce the impact of conspiracy theories in the context of climate action. / more

It’s just a joke, right? Empirical findings on the serious effects of sexist humor

It’s just a joke, right? Empirical findings on the serious effects of sexist humor

You can still make a joke, right? Yes, but... misogynistic jokes about women can have negative consequences. What can such humor do to women and men? / more

Horoscopes – why we believe in them

Horoscopes – why we believe in them

When reading horoscopes, we often find sentences like: "Sometimes you are extroverted, sociable, and open-minded, sometimes rather introverted, skeptical, and reserved." If you feel that this statement applies to you, you're not alone. Horoscopes often seem to be very accurate; an observation that might be attributed to the Barnum effect. / more

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day…or is it?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day…or is it?

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Does nudging have a place in politics? How decision-making contexts inevitably influence our behavior

Does nudging have a place in politics? How decision-making contexts inevitably influence our behavior

We like to see ourselves as masters of our decisions. However, psychological research has found that the context that surrounds our decisions influences our behavior often unnoticed - for better or for worse. Policy makers need to be aware of these influences to protect citizens from being manipulated and to reach societal goals efficiently. Why is the influence of contexts on decisions relevant for effective and citizen-centered policy making? Psychologist Dr. Mario Herberz explains. / more

Context matters: Why women are not worse negotiators than men

Context matters: Why women are not worse negotiators than men

Mastering the art of negotiation is key to being successful in everyday life and in a highly competitive and dynamic professional world. One widespread belief among laypeople is that women are inferior negotiators compared to men. Such gender stereotypes can hold women back from achieving their goals, and ultimately lead to lower income levels and poorer career prospects. But is this stereotype true? / more

That's cringe! – Wait a minute. What is cringe?

That's cringe! – Wait a minute. What is cringe?

The word “cringe” is on everyone's lips. What does it mean? How can it be described? An attempt to explain the phenomenon using established psychological constructs. / more

Is there an art center in our brain? That’s bananas!

Is there an art center in our brain? That’s bananas!

Artworks can move us deeply. But does that mean our brain treats them in a special way? We can find out by looking at how the brain processes art and what evolutionary advantages it has to be able to like things and judge them as beautiful. / more

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